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Bali Wedding from Paper Diamonds

Bali is home to some of the world’s most beautiful weddings. That’s a fact. But the only thing more special than this saying “I do” in this stunning locale is celebrating with 100 guests by your side. It’s a destination wedding feat that seems nearly impossible, yet all came to life with Paper Diamonds on board. The gallery is bursting with Terralogical’s gorgeous captures, and the film by Bali Metro brings it all full circle.

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From Paper DiamondsLena and Siang were incredible to work with from the very beginning. They were confident in their decisions and they had the most important thing in mind the whole time, that they were marrying each other. It always felt like no matter what happened, it would be perfect just because of that. Thankfully though, everything went without a hitch including custom building many props such as photobooth walls, silk printed table runners & pillow cases, gilded lights (as seen from a reference image from one of Mindy Weiss’ weddings), coordinating transport for over 100 guests and putting together an amazing team of wedding professionals who shone bright on the day.

From the Bride…We always knew we wanted to have a destination wedding. The idea of getting married away from home seemed so romantic and special to us, and we especially loved the idea of all our friends and family getting away for a few days together to not only celebrate our wedding, but to relax and enjoy themselves. We picked Bali because it’s such a magical island with the most breathtaking scenery you can imagine. On a more practical note too, Bali is only a short flight away from our home city, Perth, so it was also very convenient for most of our guests to travel there.

Picking Bali as our destination was one of the best wedding-related decisions we made. We were apprehensive at first, and for much of the wedding planning process, we were concerned that we had made the wrong decision to have a destination wedding and forcing our guests to travel overseas. I think our families were also apprehensive, though they always supported our decision. At the end though, seeing how relaxed and happy everyone was at our wedding, and how in awe they were of the venue, we knew we made the right decision. Our parents already want us to organize another big celebration in Bali for our anniversary! And we picked the Bulgari Resort because we couldn’t get past the amazing views there. Our ceremony venue was perched on a cliff top, and our aisle was a rose-strewn, clear platform floating over an infinity pool. It was spectacular, to say the least.

Wedding Photography: Terralogical | Event Design + Planning: Paper Diamonds + Bride and Groom | Floral Design: Gloriosa | Ceremony + Reception Location: Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, Water Wedding | Cinematography: Bali Metro | Invitations: Mr. Boddington | Dress: Vera Wang | Shoes: Valentino | Hair + Makeup: Yeanne Strauss

Bali Wedding from Alison Mayfield Studio

I’m pretty certain Bali is one of the most gorgeous places in the world to say I do. Unfortunately I’ve never been, but from the looks of these images from Alison Mayfield Studio I think my theory is pretty spot on. Because this couple’s wedding? It’s simply perfection. With views that never ends and a love that never will either, this gallery is overflowing with pretty. See it all here.

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From the Bride… Shawn and I met when we were working on a project together in Beijing. Since we first met, it has been a wonderful 2 year up until our lovely and fairy tale wedding. Shawn was originally from Shanghai but spent majority of his life in the U.S. and later moved to Hong Kong after business school. While I grew up in Shanghai as well, I spent a significant amount of time studying in London and later working in Hong Kong. We actually lived in the same building while we were in Hong Kong but did not know each other until we met each other in Beijing, the beginning of our magical journey together.

We had many choices for our wedding venue and there were simply too many beautiful and charming places around the world. We knew we wanted a destination wedding at an exotic location where we could share this special moment in our lives with those who are closest to us. With the help of our wedding planner, Tiara Wedding in Hong Kong, we narrowed our wedding venue to the island of Bali. Although neither Shawn nor I have ever set foot in Bali before, we were deeply attracted to Bali because of its exquisite and exotic scenery, rich culture and spirituality, and warm hospitality. On Oct 12, 2012, we held our small and intimate wedding in Bali with our parents and closest relatives. The wedding turned out to be everything we had imagined it to be – it was surreal and time seems to have stood still for the entire wedding. We were truly blessed to have held it on the Island of the God and it was a moment that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Our magical journey together continues!

Wedding Photography: Alison Mayfield Studio | Wedding Venue: Tirtha in Uluwatu, Bali | Event Planning: Tiara Weddings | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Bride’s Veil: Oscar De La Renta | Bride’s Shoes: Oscar De La Renta | Bride’s Dinner Dress: Custom designed by Bride and made by tailor in Shanghai

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Bali Wedding from Caroline Tran Photography

I’m crossing my fingers and toes that you all haven’t checked out for the weekend just yet because this Bali wedding is deserving of your undivided attention. It’s one of those events that takes your breath away at first glance, thanks in major part to the images beautifully captured by Caroline Tran. The other major contributor is a seamless blend of modern details paired with a tropical backdrop so beautiful and a Bride and Groom with smiles as big as they come. Happiness in the great wilds of Bali. That about sums it up and you can see even more right here.

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From Caroline Tran Photography…Natalia and Tata had a gorgeous destination wedding in Bali where they hosted their closest friends and family at the Alila Uluwatu Villas, where their wedding was, and at another nearby local resort.  It was a week of beach time, good food, and good company for all.  People traveled from all over the world to celebrate with them.  They had 3 different ceremonies – a church ceremony, a traditional tea ceremony, and a unity sand ceremony on a beautiful cliff side cabana that floats above the ocean. they also flew in the owner of their favorite juice bar from home to make fresh juices for guests during cocktail hour.  and after the fine dining tasting menu, they had a fresh local fruits bar filled with mangosteen, rambutan, logan, and passion fruit… and then they brought in Naughty Nuri’s for late night snack… the BEST bbq ribs ever! They surprised guests by ending their first dance with pyro.

From the Bride…There are too many favorite moments of the day Here goes… 1. We both do our own vows and we both love how personal this is for us. 2. On our way back to Alila from the church, our wedding car broke down!  Our wedding party had to push us to a safe spot.  We hopped in our wedding party’s van and left the car on the side of the road. 3. I am very close to my dad. And for him to cry is really touching… I love how he surprise us by singing the song that I’ve prepared for our Father-Daughter dance. 4. The speeches and the songs from our friends. 5. Tata never ever wants to sing in public, it’s his thing. Even if we go Karaoke, he will be the one enjoying other people singing instead of singing himself. He took the courage to start our first dance song by singing and by the second verse, he started dancing with me. 6. Our team from the wagyu story is amazing. They helped us so much that some of them missed some moments because they are behind the scene. We can’t thank them enough for all their help in preparing the wedding.

Any advise for other couple: 1. There are a lot of inspirations source online, thus the millions ideas you want for your wedding. Start sorting out your ideas early and make a folder on your computer on what you both want. Nothing is more important than your other half. So do talk with him/her what is best for the both of you, and don’t choose to do “ALL of the above.” I am blessed that Tata is the kind of guy that doesn’t mind getting involved in all the preparation. Both of us are photographers, and we decide to not accept any jobs 3 weeks prior to the wedding, which turns out to be quite a headache. For the 3 weeks, we got so stressed that we ended up feeling down. We talked things through and decide on things that is important for us on the day, rather on the millions of ideas that we wanted.  2. No matter how prepared we are for the day, we have to keep in mind that something might not go according to plan. Don’t let this ruin your day. Let go and trust your vendors, they will take care of it. 3. Download a “to do list” app in your phone (ours is Wunderlist) and it’ll help you keep track of what you need to do. And even though the list is long, just focus on what needs to be done today. Don’t even look at the rest of the list that needs to be done tomorrow. This will keep your stress level down. 4. A “third” person might get in the way, be it your parents, your far uncle or your cousin. Somehow they feel like they wanted to help, but the more they help, the more headache you got. Don’t let this get in between you and your other half. If the “third” person went too far, take the time to talk to them and tell them “Thank you for your kind help but it’ll be better if you help me on this rather than that.”

Photography: Caroline Tran | Wedding Coordinator: Gusri | Stationery: The Wagyu Story | Cinematography: One More Pictures | Groom’s  Ring: Boucheron | Bride’s Ring: The Canary Diamond | Wedding Gown: Florence Kurniadi | Bride Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Bride’s Jewelery: Vintage | Groom Suit at Church Ceremony: Agus Lim | Groom + Groomsmen Suits at Reception: Raymond Gunawan | Grooms shoes: Alain Delon | Groom’s Camera Cufflink: Chenzi | Bowties: The Tie Bar | Groom’s Belt: Jeff Banks | Best man and Groomsmen’s Food Cufflink: Shay Aaron | MOH and Bridesmaids Dresses: Florence Kurniadi | MOH and Bridesmaids shoes: Zzolangii | All Bouttoniere and Bouquet: Christy | Dress + Suit Hanger: Whiskey & Wedding Bells | Make Up Artists: Christine Liu + Momiji | Music: Lchromed Job Rusli | Choir: VOGM | Wedding Car: Jos Dharmawan | Decoration: Lotus Decoration | Lighting: Focus Production | Confetti: The Wagyu Story | Hotels: Alila Uluwatu + Le Grande Suites | Dinner: Alila Uluwatu | Late night Food Stand: Sate Plecing + Naughty Nuri’s | Juice: Kedai Juice and Teppanyaki | Wedding Cake: Ixora | Dessert: Es Puyer + Bali Bakery | Souvenirs: The Wagyu Story + Ateja, crafted by Hana